## Dependecies - Nodejs - Npm - Bower - Jekyll

npm install quirkbot-code-static@0.6.3


Quirkbot CODE frontend


  • Nodejs
  • Npm
  • Bower
  • Jekyll


git clone https://github.com/Quirkbot/QuirkbotCODE.git
cd QuirkbotCODE
npm install
cd src/assets/
bower install

Distribution Setups

There are different distribution "setups". All setups have the same content, but each one have a difference in how the content get piped before being deployed to the final distribution directory.

  • dev
  • polymer
  • gzip

dev distribution

It's the content of /src compiled with Jekyll.

The final content get's deployed to /dist_dev.

polymer distribution

Same as dev, but the content also needs to pass through a JSLint test first, and afterwards, the main Polymer resources (/src/assets/elements/elements.html) gets "polybuilt" to /src/assets/elements/elements.build.html and /src/assets/elements/elements.build.js. Service worker elements also get placed in the correct paths, and paths are updated to use minified resources.

The final content get's deployed to /dist_polymer.

gzip distribution

Same as polymer, but the content is gzipped afterwards.

The final content get's deployed to /dist_gzip.

Command line interface

Every distribution setup respond to the same set of command line tasks:

  • build
  • serve
  • watch
  • clean

npm run gulp -- build:{distribution} task

Builds the content of the /src to one of the distribution directories.

  • npm run gulp -- build:dev (builds to /dist)
  • npm run gulp -- build:polymer (builds to /dist_polymer)
  • npm run gulp -- build:gzip (builds to /dist_gzip)

npm run gulp -- serve:{distribution} task

Serves the content of the distribution directory.

npm run gulp -- watch:{distribution} task

Serves the content of the distribution directory and rebuilds every time there is a file change.

npm run gulp -- clean:{distribution} task

Cleans the content of the distribution directory.

Environment flags

All the command line task accepts a --environment flag. This flag will be used internally by Jerkyll to enable/disable features and also to control environment specific settings (@see /src/_config.yml).

There are 4 possible values for the flags

  • --environment=development (default)
  • --environment=production
  • --environment=lite
  • --environment=stage

Sample usage

npm run gulp -- build:dev --environment=production
npm run gulp -- serve:polymer --environment=stage

# no flag...
npm run gulp -- watch:gzip
# ...same as:
npm run gulp -- watch:gzip --environment=development


To deploy the gzip setup to Amazon S3, please create the corresponding configuration files in /aws-config/[environment].json. For security, those files should not be included on the repository.



  "key": "YOUR_S3_KEY",
  "secret": "YOUR_S3_SECRET",
  "bucket": "code-stage.quirkbot.com",
  "region": "us-east-1"


  "key": "YOUR_S3_KEY",
  "secret": "YOUR_S3_SECRET",
  "bucket": "code.quirkbot.com",
  "region": "us-east-1"

When you are ready to deploy, run:

npm run gulp -- deploy --environment=stage


npm run gulp -- deploy --environment=production

Publishing to NPM registry

Do not call npm publish directly! Use instead:

npm run deploy:npm

It will call npm shrinkwrap and build the distributions in all the environments before publishing it to NPM.

Updating dependencies


The bower dependencies are intentionally locked to avoid surprises, but it's recommended that you keep them updated - you will just have to do it manually, one by one.

In order to make your life easier, use npm-check-updates.

npm install -g npm-check-updates
cd src/assets
ncu -m bower